Let’s not panic over the tropics yet.

Let’s not panic…yet. When meteorologists begin mentioning
“developing” conditions for a possible tropical
storm or hurricane, it is not time to panic. From
June 1 to November 30, conditions are ripe for the
development of hurricanes and for those storms to
hit the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. However, not every
storm monitored will hit the United States. When
a meteorologist begins tracking a storm, it is not
guaranteed to hit. Many storms are monitored while
still developing off the West African coast, but many
factors come into play to determine if those systems
will reach the United States, and if those systems will
become hurricanes or if they melt away. Please continue to watch the tropics and be aware!

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